[ … but don’t they always ]
Provocative poster advertisements that are on display at Metro-North train platforms
showing shrinking Palestinian land in Israel
have alarmed a leader in the Jewish community
who is concerned it could leads to acts of hate.
“This is anti-Semitic
because when people think of Jews – they think of the Jewish state,”
[ … instead of the zionist one … ]
says DovidEfune, editor of the Manhattan-based Jewish newspaper, The Algemeiner.
“Jews have seen this happen so many times. It always starts with messaging that says Jews are committing a crime.”
[ Don’t see ‘Jews’ mentioned anywhere on the billboard, Dovid ]
The ads show a succession of shrinking Palestinian territory in four maps
and contain a headline about 4.7 million Palestinians being classified as refugees by the United Nations.
They were paid for by an 84-year-old ex-Wall Street financier who lives in Connecticut.
“If the facts are inflammatory, then they are inflammatory,”
says Henry Clifford, the chairman of a 10-member group called the Committee for Peace in Israel/Palestine.
“All of the Middle East is infected with the virus of the Zionist – Palestinian conflict.
People need to know the truth of the matter.”
Clifford said he paid $25,000 through an ad agency
to run the posters at as many as 10 Metro-North railroad stations,
including White Plains and Chappaqua, but he was not clear about which stations they were posted.